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The Helsinki 5G base station design

City of Helsinki, Nokia and Elisa are looking for a standard model design for the Helsinki 5G base stations. We are seeking unique and easily scalable model for base stations which are to be utilized in Helsinki City environment.
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*Jury has selected the 5 best proposals. Public poll is now open and you can participate at https://kerrokantasi.hel.fi/5g.*

 

*Thank you for your proposals! The Jury is working hard to evaluate your work and select the 5 best candidates to move forward to public poll. We aim to start the poll at the start of December and we'll let you know as soon as the entries moving forward have been selected!* 

 

*Questions and answers added, please see resources tab*

City of Helsinki, Nokia and Elisa are looking for a standard model design for the Helsinki 5G base stations in collaboration with Ornamo Art and Design Finland. We are seeking unique and easily scalable model for base stations which are to be utilized in Helsinki City environment.

The objective of the 5G design contest is to design a standard model for the Helsinki 5G base stations and network environment. A base station refers to a single device and a network environment refers to the uniform system of base stations in a specific area. A base station may consist of a protective casing only, which must be possible to integrate with the existing infrastructure as is (e.g., lighting columns, bus stops or walls of buildings) but the station may also consist of a protective casing with/on a pedestal.

As a product, the base station is expected to be refined design that smoothly fits in a variety of environments and takes into consideration the needs of usage and technology as well as the user experience. The user experience is composed of not only interaction with users but also the ease of maintenance and installation.

The contest prize amount is EUR 35,000. The prize amount will be divided between the best three contestants as follows:

1st place EUR 20,000

2nd place EUR 10,000

3rd place EUR 5,000

 

The jury will pay special attention to the following evaluation criteria:

1. Suitability to a variety of urban environments

2. Innovativeness of the entry

3. General functionality, life cycle properties and implementability of the design

All IPR related to the competition entry belong to the person/persons who created it and him/her/they have the right to register the IPR. If a team enters the contest, the members of the team should mutually agree in writing on how their rights are divided before entering the contest.

Contestant are asked to submit the following information with their proposal:

The materials should be compiled on a maximum of seven A3 size sheets in one PDF file. Only this maximum number of materials is accepted for evaluation. The maximum size of the file is 10 MB. The PDF can be compressed into a ZIP file. The electronic design materials must be ready to publish. The documents should be prepared in English.

1. Description as part of the design

2. Illustrations (the designed base stations set in the modelling or photographs)

3. Partial cross-section drawings 1:100 (you can utilize Helsinki 3D model!)

4. Base station design 1:50, detail drawings 1:10 and/or 1:5

5. Other documents

Please see the official contest brief attached in the resources tab for the full guidance and rules of the challenge.

Who can create a challenge?

  • If you want to publish a challenge on the Open Ecosystem Network and get support from the community to solve your problems, you first need to be registered on the platform. Then you need to contact the Open Ecosystem Network administrator in the Community section. They will create the challenge for you. Search for “admin” in the Community section, and click on “Nokia Admin” to contact and ask for your challenge to be created.

 

How do I submit an answer/proposal?

  • To contribute to a challenge, first open the challenge page, and then click on the "start proposal" button on the right-hand-side. A new page will appear with different text fields to fill in and attachments to include. You can also link to an existing project you have previously created on the platform. Once you have finished, click on submit.
  • If you save as draft, your submission will not be completed and will not be submitted to the challenge owner.

 

What happens once I submit?

  • Once you have submitted your proposal, your ‘Challenge Submission Form’ becomes accessible by the creator or the challenge, who can see and edit your proposal. Through the challenge page, only the owner of the challenge can see the different proposals submitted against his/her challenge. It is up to the challenge owner to inform participants about decisions and potential next steps.
  • To note, when you save a submission as draft, it is not submitted to the challenge owner.

 

Who can see my proposal?

  • The owner of the challenge, the submission review committee, and the Open Ecosystem Network Administrator team are the only ones who can see your proposed ideas and solutions to the challenge.

 

What happens if my proposal is successful?

  • For each challenge, submission review and selection process is different and the responsibility of the challenge owner. If your project is selected, the owner of the challenge will come back to you with further guidance on the next steps.

 

What happens if it is unsuccessful?

  • For each challenge, submission review and selection process is different and the responsibility of the challenge owner. If your project is not shortlisted, the owner of the challenge will inform you using the messaging features of Open Ecosystem Network. Your proposed ideas will then be removed/deleted from challenge submissions.